Cecilia Wessinger, born in Japan from Taiwanese heritage was raised in New York City, and has lived in Tulsa for 20 years. She majored in Art and Advertising, but spent over two decades in the travel industry. Cecilia wears many hats, currently working as a development consultant and case manager for a non-profit while working on her food concept and building entrepreneurial ecosystems with Civic Ninjas. She is a member of MOSAIC (Tulsa Chamber’s initiative for diversity and inclusion), a volunteer and advisor with the Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice, organizer for 1 Million Cups (Kauffman Foundation’s nationwide entrepreneur community) and is the current president of the University of Tulsa’s Parent and Family Association and member of TU’s accreditation committee, among other roles.
Cecilia’s love for the theatre started watching Broadway shows starring Yul Brynner, Raul Julia, Stephanie Mills and Patrick Swayze. Missing out on performing in her high school’s production of West Side Story alongside classmate, Jon Cryer, she vowed never to pass up another chance of being involved. She’s performed in the cast of Tulsa Gridiron and started out volunteering behind the scenes, joining the board of Theatre Pops 2 years ago.
Community theater is of the community for the community and to this end, she strives to engage the resources at large to connect the actors to the audience on a deeper level. Through her efforts, Theatre Pops’ productions have incorporated talking points and resources for youth issues, voting registration initiatives and mental health advisement when appropriate for our productions.